Children and their parents at the event to launch the Action Month for Children in Ho Chi Minh City on June 1 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A string of activities were held across Vietnam on June 1 on the occasion of International Children’s Day and the Action Month for Children.

The steering board for public health care and protection target programme of northern Ha Nam province organised numerous delegations to visit and present gifts to local children, and supervise the implementation of Micronutrient Day.

On this occasion, the province offers vitamin A supplements to 52,100 children aged from 6-36 months old.

The provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Welfare launched the Action Plan for Children, with the aim to provide support for poor children and those who are victims of violence and abuse.

The central province of Ninh Thuan also launched the Action Month for Children on the day. During the month, the locality will intensify communications to improve the public’s awareness and responsibility of preventing the negative impact of digital technology on the comprehensive development of children as well as violence and abuse against children.

Provincial leaders and representatives of local departments presented over 2,800 gifts to local children living in difficulties.

Celebrating International Children’s Day, the Hon Tam Bien Nha Trang Joint Stock Company and Khai Vy Group Joint Stock Company co-organised the sixth festival for children with disabilities. The event in south central province of Khanh Hoa attracted the participation of nearly 600 disabled students and 200 teachers from 40 schools of 24 cities and provinces from Quang Binh to Ca Mau.

Within the framework of the third International Children Festival VTV 2018 held in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province, from May 29 to June 3, 120 children from eight nations are scheduled to participate in activities such as a “Green Earth” art gala, visits to an aquarium, a safari park and a water park and group activities.

The Action Month for Children was also launched in the southern province of Hau Giang on June 1.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dong Van Thanh asked local authorities to step up communications in the community, families and schools on the right of children to participate in children-related issues, on child protection and on impact of violence and abuse behaviours on children.

The province is home to about 2,400 children living in special circumstances and nearly 25,000 poor children.-VNA